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Trend Micro expects evolving technology to introduce threats in 2017; while penetrating newer vulnerable surfaces

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro released Wednesday its annual security prediction report, “The Next Tier — 8 Security Predictions for 2017.” The upcoming year will include an increased breadth and depth of attacks, with malicious threat actors differentiating their tactics to capitalize on the changing technology landscape. The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will play a larger role in targeted attacks in 2017. These attacks will […]

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AWS now compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL; offer performance and availability of commercial databases

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company announced Wednesday that it has added full PostgreSQL compatibility to Amazon Aurora, the AWS database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. With Amazon Aurora’s PostgreSQL support, users can get up to several times better performance than the typical PostgreSQL database and take advantage of the scalability, durability, and […]

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New Kaspersky report throws up business perception of IT security in wake of inevitable compromise

Kaspersky Lab released Monday a report revealing the current state of security threats among businesses and how their perception of threats compares to the reality of cybersecurity incidents experienced over the past year, both in North America and worldwide. A top concern of North American businesses and a leading cause of successful cyberattacks in these organizations are also the most important asset: their employees. The findings of the report, ‘Business […]

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IBM invests $200M to improve response to cybersecurity incidents; expand cognitive capabilities of security operations centers

IBM Security expanded Wednesday its incident response capabilities, including new facilities, services and software as part of a $200 million investment made this year. These investments include a new global security headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. which features its initial physical Cyber Range for the commercial sector, where participants experience preparing for and responding to cyberattacks using live malware and real-world scenarios. IBM launched a new elite incident response and intelligence […]

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Red Hat Software Collections 2.3, Developer Toolset 6 generally available to pair developer agility with production stability

Open source company Red Hat announced Tuesday general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 2.3, Red Hat’s newest set of open source web development tools, dynamic languages, and databases. Red Hat Software Collections are delivered on a more frequent release cadence than Red Hat Enterprise Linux and are designed to bridge developer agility and production stability. This helps to accelerate the creation of modern applications that can then be more […]

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Synopsys boosts software security signoff offering with Cigital and Codiscope acquisitions

Synopsys signed this week definitive agreements to acquire Cigital, a privately held provider of software security managed and professional services, and Codiscope, a 2015 spinoff of Cigital and provider of complementary security tools. The acquisition of Cigital and Codiscope will add complementary products, services, and a highly skilled workforce to the Synopsys portfolio, enabling Synopsys to offer a comprehensive software security signoff solution. Cigital is a large, global application security […]

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New Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 adds machine learning, memory exploit mitigation

Symantec Corp. announced Tuesday Symantec Endpoint Protection 14, the next evolution in endpoint innovation that comes powered by artificial intelligence on the endpoint and in the cloud. Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 can fuse essential endpoint technologies with advanced machine learning and memory exploit mitigation in a single agent, delivering a multi-layered solution able to stop advanced threats and respond at the endpoint regardless of how the attack is launched. To […]

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New Suse OpenStack Cloud 7 delivers on innovation, agility to software-defined infrastructure

Suse announced Tuesday enterprise-ready OpenStack platform Suse OpenStack Cloud 7 that aids in building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds. Powered by newly released OpenStack Newton, Suse OpenStack Cloud 7 includes new Container-as-a-Service capabilities along with non-disruptive upgrade capabilities to avoid downtime and service interruption. These enhancements offer customers the ability to accelerate innovation and improve agility to deliver value faster and overcome the shifting challenges of the business environment. Suse OpenStack Cloud […]

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Samsung begins mass production of system-on-chip with 10-nanometer FinFET technology

Advanced semiconductor company Samsung Electronics announced Monday that it has commenced mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) products with 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET technology for which would make it first in the industry. Following the successful mass production of the industry’s first FinFET mobile application processor (AP) in January, last year, Samsung extends its position in delivering leading-edge process technology to the mass market with the latest offering. Samsung’s new 10nm FinFET […]

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